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Leila Patel

Leila Patel

Leila Patel is professor of social development studies at the Centre for Social Development in Africa, UJ.
    Court the women’s vote in 2019
    Court the women’s vote in 2019
    A new study finds that women voters, who carry the bulk of the socioeconomic and inequality burden, may put socioeconomic rights above party...
    How to build a future for SA’s youth
    How to build a future for SA’s youth
    Among the most serious threats to a prosperous and inclusive South Africa is the stubbornly high rate of unemployment among young people. If we...
    Lessons from Doornkop: Ways of coping with poverty
    Lessons from Doornkop: Ways of coping with poverty
    Community and government efforts to improve lives in Doornkop, or “Snake Park”, Soweto, is the theme of a new book launched by the residents...
    ​What youth really think about a national minimum wage
    ​What youth really think about a national minimum wage
    There has been little attention paid in the national debate to what young people know about minimum wages, their wage expectations and who stands to...